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[REBOL] Re: Can't double-click rebol scripts on iMac

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 26-Aug-2002 15:38

Joel Neely wrote:
>Hi, Andrew, > >Andrew Martin wrote: > >>There has to be an association in the operating system between >>files with the extension ".r" and the Rebol interpreter. >> >> >> > >No. You're describing the Visual CP/M method, not the standard >MacOS mechanism. With MacOS, the directory entry of each file >has two attributes "creator" and "file type" which are normally >set by the application that creates the file. The "creator" >attribute tells which application to launch when the file is >double-clicked (usually the creating application itself), and >the "file type" allows an application to have multiple "flavors" >of documents (e.g. end-user documents vs. read-only templates) >that it treats differently. > >Doing this with a one-to-three-letter suffix on the file name >itself is a very fragile substitute used by some big company >in Redmond, based on legacy designs going back at least to the >early 1970's. It's very easy for the user to change the suffix >accidentally while renaming a file, and then the relationship >is broken. >
And I think Mac OS should look at AmigaOS tooltypes and datatypes, which recognize file under internal structure etc. :-) No, really - just kidding - so what would Rebol would have to do, to support MacOS properly? -pekr-